Recipe Sifter

  • Start Here
    • Course
    • Main Ingredient
    • Cuisine
    • Preparation
    • Occasion
    • Diet
    • Nutrition

Select () or exclude () categories to narrow your recipe search.


As you select categories, the number of matching recipes will update.

Make some selections to begin narrowing your results.
  • Calories
  • Amount per serving
    1. Total Fat
    2. Saturated Fat
    3. Polyunsat. Fat
    4. Monounsat. Fat
    5. Trans Fat
  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium
  • Potassium
  • Total Carbohydrates
    1. Dietary Fiber
    2. Sugars
  • Protein
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin E
  • Magnesium
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Find exactly what you're looking for with the web's most powerful recipe filtering tool.

    You are in: Home / Christmas / Turkey Breast With Apricot Sausage Stuffing Recipe
    Lost? Site Map

    Turkey Breast With Apricot Sausage Stuffing

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    2 hrs 30 mins

    30 mins

    2 hrs

    Kittencalskitchen's Note:

    Make sure to purchase a fresh turkey breast for this, the stuffing may be prepared hours or even a day in advance and any remaining stuffing can be baked separately in a dish (see directions).

    • Save to Recipe Box

    • Add to Grocery List

    • Print

    • Email

    My Private Note



    Units: US | Metric

    • 1 large turkey breast (preferably bone-in about 6-7 pounds)
    • 14 -15 ounces pork sausage
    • 1 small onion, chopped
    • 2 1/4 cups coarse dry breadcrumbs (do not use fine bread crumbs)
    • 3/4 cup pecans, chopped
    • 3/4-1 cup dried apricot, chopped
    • 1/4 cup melted butter
    • 1/3 cup chicken broth
    • 2 stalks celery, chopped
    • 1/4 teaspoon dried sage (crush between fingers, can use more to taste)
    • salt & freshly ground black pepper (to taste)


    1. 1
      Set oven to 350 degrees F.
    2. 2
      Prepare and butter a casserole dish just large enough to hold the breast.
    3. 3
      Crumble the sausage slightly,and brown in a skillet over medium heat with onion; drain any fat then place in a bowl.
    4. 4
      Combine the pork sausage with next 8 ingredients, then season with salt and pepper to taste; mix well to combine.
    5. 5
      Gently loosen the skin from turkey in the neck area to make a large "pocket" to stuff.
    6. 6
      Stuff in as much stuffing as you can with sausage mixture thensecure with toothpicks.
    7. 7
      Place the remaining sausage (if any) into a small baking dish, and during the last 30 minutes of the turkey breast baking time, bake the remaining stuffing for about 20-25 minutes, or until heated through.
    8. 8
      To cook the turkey breast: place the breast skin-side up on a rack in roasting pan.
    9. 9
      Brush with melted butter, and season with salt and pepper.
    10. 10
      Bake for about 2 to 2-1/2 hours or until a thermometer reaches 170 degrees F (I like to remove a little sooner as the temperature will rise after removing from the oven).
    11. 11
      Let stand for 15-20 minutes before slicing.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 24, 2006


      This was sooooo good Kittencal! I'm so glad I found this recipe - it was a huge hit with our family and friends! Everyone was raving. And you're right, the stuffing is wonderful, I will make it again! (I did add some fresh garlic.) I had 3 x 4lb turkey breasts, which cooked to 165f and then tented with foil for about 25 minutes - led to very moist but not undercooked turkey! I seasoned the turkey skin with salt and pepper and some dried sage too. Really, really good! Thank you!

      people found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No


    Nutritional Facts for Turkey Breast With Apricot Sausage Stuffing

    Serving Size: 1 (373 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1301.1
    Calories from Fat 683
    Total Fat 75.9 g
    Saturated Fat 23.4 g
    Cholesterol 285.9 mg
    Sodium 1407.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 64.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 7.0 g
    Sugars 18.7 g
    Protein 88.5 g

    Ideas from

    Advertisement Network of Sites

    • Mexican Recipes
    • Chinese Recipes
    • Australian Recipes
    • Breakfast Recipes
    • Greek Recipes
    • Restaurant Recipes
    • Italian Recipes
    • Christmas Recipes
    • Thanksgiving Recipes
    • Southern Recipes
    • Dessert Recipes
    • Deep Fried Recipes
    • Thai Recipes
    • Low Cholesterol Recipes
    • Indian Recipes
    • Healthy Recipes
    • Meatloaf Recipes